A 47-year-old transient faces arson, burglary and other charges, accused of breaking into a southwest Bend office building early Thursday and setting a fire that caused $265,000 in damages, police and fire officials said.
Governor Kate Brown on Tuesday signed HB 2690, a bill championed by state Reps. David Gomberg (D-Lincoln City) and Gene Whisnant (R-Sunriver) that provides a property tax exemption for proven non-profit housing developers that acquire land for the purpose of building low-income housing.
A 27-year-old Tigard motorcyclist accompanied by a Portland woman led Oregon State Police on an off-and-on pursuit at speeds of up to 149 mph until he crashed at slower speed on Highway 97 near Lava Butte late Wednesday afternoon, then ran and was captured nearby, troopers said Thursday.
The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office said it received several reports Wednesday and Thursday from citizens saying they got calls from scammer claiming to be captains Scott Beard or Erik Utter and seeking payments for supposed arrest warrants.
Two Deschutes County sheriff's deputies completed the Corrections Academy at the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training, graduating on July 21. Deputies Zach Childers and Jeff Woods tied for first place with the top academic scores in their academy class, as both had an average score of 97.07%.
Saint-Gobain, through its subsidiary, CertainTeed Gypsum, announced Wednesday an agreement to purchase Structus Building Technologies, Inc. of Bend, a manufacturer of innovative, high-performance drywall corner solutions.
Fish hatcheries in the Pacific Northwest are feeling the heat. This year, warmer temperatures and lower snowpack have caused major fish die-offs. The High Desert is not spared, but it's not as unlucky as some other spots.
Cascade Angels Fund announced Wednesday it has invested $100,000 in Bend-based start-up LeadMethod. The company provides channel sales management software to companies that sell through independent sales reps and distributors.